Cultures are made to order as agar plates or slants. We do not sell liquid culture at this time.
'Harbor Blue' Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO1: This is a very productive commercial strain of Blue Oyster from Pennsylvania. It produces dense clusters with dark gray/blue caps. It produces best in cooler temperatures but also performs well during the warmer months. Averages 1-2 lbs first flush off of 5 lb supplemented sawdust blocks but will also produce off sterilized straw substrate.
'Popham Oyster' Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO2: Produces highly branched clusters of off-white/tan Oyster mushrooms that yield well in both cold and warm temperatures.
'Snow Oyster' Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO3: Produces very dense clusters that are pure white Oyster mushrooms. This strain performs very well during the coldest months of the year but is not recommended for warm weather production.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO4: A steely Blue Oyster strain we prefer for outdoor spawn for log inoculations. Fruits best in cooler temperatures, up to 65 degrees.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO5: A Blue Oyster strain from Nevada. Unknown fruiting conditions.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO6: Cultured from a wild Oyster from Winslow Farm, Falmouth ME.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO7: Unknown Pearl Oyster strain.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO8: Blue Oyster culture from mushrooms cultivated in Quito, Ecuador.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO9: A high-yielding Blue Oyster. Unknown source.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO10: A tan, productive wide-range Oyster best for growing on logs.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO11: The Pathfinder Oyster local to Mossy Creek Mushrooms in Tennesee.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO12: Developed by Erik Lomen at Cap N Stem, a strain featuring flushes of smaller Blue Oysters.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO13: P. ostreatus sourced from the Radical Mycology Conference 2016.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO14: A black P. ostreatus. Unknown source and fruiting conditions.
'Shmoyster' Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO15: An alternative Blue Oyster strain. Darker and denser than our PO1 with a more impressive first flush but a lower tolerance for warm temperatures. A serious Oyster with a serious name.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO16: Big, beautiful Blue Oysters from Nevada with large fruiting bodies and a tolerance for higher CO2 levels.
Pleurotus ostreatusvar. Florida NSPO17: A slightly more delicate, hot weather loving Oyster with shades of beige to pale blue.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO18: Another good alternative to our PO1. Fast-growing. A very popular commercial strain from California.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO19: High-yielding, thick-stemmed "King Blue" from Mossy Creek.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO20: Mossy Creek's N&G Oyster, a wild white isolate.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO21: A warm-weather white Oyster, sourced from our friends at Fungo Farms in Athens GA. Pins at slightly cooler temperatures but features fruitbody development up to 85.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO22: A wild winter Oyster that fruits best in colder temperatures.
Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO23: Wild, creamy-beige isolate found outside of a climbing gym in Scarborough, Maine fruiting on a hot July day.
'Saffron' Pleurotus citrinopileatus NSPC1: This commercial strain of Golden Oyster produces relatively dense clusters of bright Golden Oysters. Fruits best at warmer temperatures. Showy mushrooms are great for farmers' markets and local accounts but are generally too brittle for long distance transport.
'Northern Sun'Pleurotus citrinopileatusNSPC2: A commercial Golden Oyster strain and customer favorite. Known for having denser fruit bodies that are less brittle than other citrinopileatus strains.
Pleurotus citrinopileatus NSPC3: A log strain from Wisconsin, fruiting temp between 65-85 degrees.
Pleurotus citrinopileatus NSPC5: A commercial strain from Belgium. Suggested fruiting temp is between 60-70 degrees.
'Rose' Pleurotus djamor NSPD1: This Oyster species produces large flowery clusters of bright Pink Oyster mushrooms. This strain is very fast growing and tolerant of non-sterile cultivation techniques. Fruits best at warmer temperatures and is not recommended for cold season production.
Pleurotus salmoeostramineus NSPSS1: An alternative Pink Oyster species favored by some growers; still produces well in hot weather and will be killed by temperatures under 50 degrees.
'True Italian Oyster' Pleurotus pulmonarius NSPP1: Dense oyster species that produces wavy, brown-capped mushrooms with a relatively low moisture content. They are a great farmers' market oyster and add nice variety to mixed mushroom boxes.
'Stephen King Trumpet' Pleurotus eryngii NSPE1: Commercial mushroom strain originating from Japan that produces mushrooms with large stems and small tan caps. This strain is more tolerant of warm temperatures but still fruits best in cooler weather.
Pleurotus eryngii NSPE2: An alternative King Trumpet strain with larger fruiting bodies than our PE1. Fruits best in cold temps
Pleurotus eryngii NSPE3: Cultured from specimen from large scale mushroom distributors.
Pleurotus eryngii NSPE4: A commercial strain from Wisconsin; fruiting temperature between 55-65 degrees.
Pleurotus nebrodensis NSPNe1: Cultured from a mushroom distributor. Unknown growing conditions but a delicious, meaty mushroom sought after by chefs.
'Black King' Pleurotus spp. NSPsp.1: A cross between strains of Oyster and King Trumpet from Japan, the Black King produces brown, marbled caps and soft stems but fruits in warmer temperatures than King Trumpets. A favorite of chefs and mushroom cultivators alike.